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Poster: light into ashes Date: Dec 21, 2009 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Set list for 4/24/72

Hmm, now I'm confused!

A poster on setlists.net makes this claim:
"Sets 2 and 3 are actually as follows:

Set 2:
Dark Star
Me And My Uncle
Dark Star
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
He's Gone
It Hurts Me Too
El Paso
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Not Fade Away"

That is an extremely odd set arrangement, not only to have Dark Star start a set (practically unheard-of in '72), but to have such a short set. If this is the case, I don't know the reason.
However, they did do it a couple other times that year I can recall - on 7/18/72 and 9/3/72, you think the show's over, but then they come out a third time for a few MORE songs....

For the most surprising 1972 third-set, 4-17-72 is the place to go! Can't complain much about a Dark Star>Sugar Mag>Caution third set....

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2009-12-22 05:31:44

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 22, 2009 4:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Set list for 4/24/72

Yes, I just finished listening to 4/17 about 20 times because of the 3rd set. (which was actually what I listened to).

As for 4/24, the poster's claim makes more sense to me. Maybe after the DS monster they thought they were further along in the show and ended it prematurely. Coming back with a more substantial set list makes more sense.